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Darkness Rising

The Aurora Tragedy, an Alternative Read
“Simulating blindness doesn’t mean you can’t be seen. Deniability is clearly implausible. What’s your plan of action?” Read More

10. In Limbo Now

SchoolLess is home! His intense and transcendent sojourn to the Mountain School has ended, much to his dismay. It’s been a tough transition week, not […]Read More

December 20, 2014 Not Posts

9. Streamlining

I’ve been devoting a lot of time these past weeks to streamlining. Mainlining, free falling, hop stepping, call it what you will. The point is […]Read More

December 11, 2014 Not Posts

8. The Social Fabric (preliminary outline)

1. My mother, tired on a cold and rainy Sunday night, explaining why she and my father, not particularly social, though not anti-social, beings, were […]Read More

December 10, 2014 Not Posts

7. How Things Are Done In Brownstone Brooklyn

I stepped in the other day as a last-minute chaperone for a field trip that SmallerMan’s class took to a Jewish community center to chat, […]Read More

December 8, 2014 Not Posts

6. Semi Rules

A couple of outtakes, from one of my favorite Paris Review interviews: “John McPhee, the Art of Nonfiction No. 3,” (or, if you prefer, as […]Read More

December 4, 2014 Not Posts

5. The Hype is the Hype

"The Truth Behind College Admission" in today’s New York Times nails it: “It’s not that fewer students are accepted; it’s that applications have run riot.” […]Read More

November 30, 2014 Not Posts

4. To Pretend (Ferguson)

I am not at all surprised by the verdict or the various reactions to it. The optimist who I want to be sees a silver […]Read More

November 26, 2014 Not Posts

3. Rhetorical Shenanigans

A. First real decision of the day: escalator v. elevator. On the one hand, despite extensive summer of 2013 repairs the escalator seems not to […]Read More

November 25, 2014 Not Posts
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